McConnell to Face Pressure at Capitol Hill Home Over Reparations Controversy

We elected an African American president

“I don’t think Reparations is a good idea.”

Reparations Panel to Answer Critical Questions

Take A Stand for Reparations

In this political environment we cannot allow attacks on Reparations and our political interests to go unanswered. We must vigorously advocate for Reparations.”

— Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq.

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 27, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — On Monday, July 1, at 5pm, organizers plan to protest outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s residence for controversial comments McConnell made opposing Reparations.

A coalition of Reparations groups have successfully executed the nationwide National Reparations Day campaign and will culminate the day’s events with a Reparations Controversy: Evidentiary Hearing and First Amendment Speak-out at the home of Senator Mitch McConnell (617 C Street NE – Washington, DC) in protest of McConnell’s offensive and dismissive remarks; some of which include “I don’t think Reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea… We’ve tried to deal with our original sin of slavery by fighting a civil war, by passing landmark civil rights legislation. We elected an African American president.”

A press conference will be held at the National Press Club at 1pm to address Reparations and the 2020 Election.

Black Lawyers for Justice, Black-Empowerment Representatives and the New Black Panther Party attended the June 19th Congressional Hearing on Reparations on Capitol Hill.
https://www.tmz.com/2019/06/19/slavery-reparations-hearing-cory-booker-danny-glover-massive-crowds/

This is going to be a very interesting and exciting scene as attorneys and Black activists, including the militant New Black Panther Party, will conduct an unprecedented Reparations hearing in front of the home Kentucky Senator.

“In this political environment we cannot allow attacks on Reparations and our political interests to go unanswered. We must vigorously advocate for Reparations.” – Malik Z. Shabazz, Esq.

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West Palm Beach City Commission Christina Lambert Launches Re-Election Campaign

Christina Lambert, City Commissioner, District 5

Christina Lambert Chamber Invite

West Palm Beach’s community, business, and public safety leaders come together to launch reelection efforts of Commissioner Christina Lambert

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, June 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Christina Lambert, West Palm Beach’s District 5 City Commissioner, announced her re-election campaign for 2020. Lambert’s campaign was officially launched during a reception on June 11 at Glidden Spina in West Palm Beach. The well-attended event was hosted by the Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches and West Palm Beach Firefighters Association, with both declaring their respective endorsements of her campaign. A host committee consisting of nearly 40 local community and business leaders joined in the launch.

Commissioner Lambert also released the endorsements of U.S. Congresswoman Lois Frankel, Palm Beach County Commissioner Gregg Weiss, Palm Beach County Commissioner Mack Bernard and Palm Beach County Commissioner Dave Kerner during the evening.

At the event, Lambert offered the crowd of over 150 supporters several examples of the ways that she’s fulfilled her “promise toward working towards a better future in West Palm Beach” since being elected to her first term in March 2018, including addressing mobility issues, prompting long-sought-after South End improvements, creating opportunities for new class A office space and jobs, and focusing on reducing violent crime and improved safety, among others.

Commissioner Lambert said, “today we have a City Commission that is working towards one goal; a shared vision for making a difference. We have a new Mayor, that I want to work with to focus on investing into our gateways, strengthening our business climate, improving safety in our neighborhoods and focusing on our neighborhoods.”

“We have some exciting plans in our city moving forward in the coming months. From South Dixie to Broadway, we are pushing along the game-changing issues and projects that are going to shape our neighborhoods for the next generation,” added Lambert

The reelection campaign for Commissioner Christina Lambert released a launch video showcasing the support from local community leaders, including former Congressman Patrick Murphy who stated: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=435893430295788

“Commissioner Lambert’s values are all in the right place for this community. She works her tail off every single day for us.” Patrick Murphy, fmr. Congressman.

For more information or to sign up to receive updates from the campaign, please visit www.ChristinaforWPB.com or on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ChristinaforWPB

About Christina Lambert
Christina Lambert was sworn into office as West Palm Beach City Commissioner for District 5 on April 5, 2018. Commissioner Lambert serves as the current President of the City Commission, a position she was voted to by her peers. Christina is a longtime community activist who has dedicated most of her life to public service. A natural problem solver, Christina brings energy and innovative ideas to address local needs. Christina is the former President and CEO of the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, the lead philanthropic organization for the PBC School District. Prior to this, Christina served as Executive Director of Leadership Palm Beach County, the premier leadership organization in the county. Christina’s background in bridging government and the local community through public-private partnerships has helped her make a positive impact in the lives of the families and communities she has been a part of. Christina is frequent guest lecturer and speaker at local schools and universities, Chambers of Commerce and media outlets to discuss leadership initiatives and policies. Christina, her husband Monte, and son Noah live in the southend of West Palm Beach.

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CCHR Says Federal and State Investigations Needed into Soaring Psychotropic Drug Use, Suicides and Violence

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections.

CCHR campaign launched to educate law enforcement, policy makers and school officials about violence- and suicide-inducing drug risks

CCHR campaign launched to educate law enforcement, policy makers and school officials about violence- and suicide-inducing drug risks

Researchers took the FDA ADR data and identified 25 psychotropic drugs that are disproportionately associated with violence.

Researchers took the FDA ADR data and identified 25 psychotropic drugs that are disproportionately associated with violence.

Of 409 psychiatric drug agency warnings, 49 warn of self-harm, suicidal ideation, 27 warn of violence, mania, psychosis, hostility and homicidal ideation.

Preventing suicides and acts of mass violence must include the recognition of how psychotropic drugs can drive a person to hurt themselves or others.”

— Citizens Commission on Human Rights

CLEARWATER, FL, UNITED STATES, June 26, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — In the wake of recent reports of suicide increases, the mental health watchdog Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) urges Congress and state governments to implement greater oversight of soaring psychotropic drug prescribing and their links to suicide and acts of violence. Where a death is categorized as a suicide, the group urges that it be registered whether the person was taking or withdrawing from psychotropic drugs at the time, as they can induce suicidal and violent behavior.

The group was responding to a Harvard Medical School study published in JAMA in June 2019, which found the rate of suicide among 15- to 24-year-olds climbed in 2017 to its highest point according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report. The Harvard researchers pointed out, “The research had some limitations, including that the causes of death in the data were based on death certificates, which can be subject to error.” [1]

CCHR recommends that in all suicides there should blood tests for psychotropic drugs and the findings registered to study the role of these drugs in suicides.
Despite Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warnings that antidepressants may induce suicidal behavior in those younger than 24, IQVia Total Patient Tracker Database for 2017, reported 2.1 million 0-17 year olds were prescribed the drugs, of which 1,503,185 were aged 13-17. All told, there were 7.2 million children and adolescents taking psychiatric drugs. [2]

One in every eight Americans over the age of 12 reported recent antidepressant use, according to the CDC. Between 1999 and 2014, the number of Americans who said they had taken an antidepressant over the past month rose by 65 percent, a 2017 government survey also found. [3]

Suicide and Violence

In a published response to a BMJ article, “Antidepressants and murder: case not closed,” Professor Peter C. Gotzsche of Nordic Cochrane Centre in Copenhagen warned that the FDA admitted in 2007 that SSRI antidepressants “can cause madness at all ages and that the drugs are very dangerous.” Quoting the FDA: “All patients being treated with antidepressants for any indication should be monitored appropriately and observed closely for clinical worsening, suicidality, and unusual changes in behavior….” In adult and pediatric patients, antidepressants can cause: anxiety, agitation, panic attacks, insomnia, irritability, hostility, aggressiveness, impulsivity, akathisia (psychomotor restlessness), hypomania, and mania. [4]

Professor Gotzsche pointed out, “People cannot be monitored every minute and many have committed SSRI-induced suicide or homicide within a few hours after everyone thought they were perfectly okay.”

• Researchers looked at 64,381 pages of clinical study reports (70 trials) from the European Medicines Agency. These showed that SSRIs in comparison with placebo increase aggression in children and adolescents, odds ratio 2.79. “This is an important finding considering the many school shootings where the killers were on SSRIs,” the researchers said.
• In a systematic review of placebo-controlled trials in adult healthy volunteers, antidepressants double the occurrence of events that the FDA has defined as possible precursors to suicide and violence, odds ratio 1.85.
• “It can no longer be doubted that antidepressants are dangerous and can cause suicide and homicide at any age,” Professor Gotzsche reported.
Veteran Suicides and Acts of Violence

This is also evident in veteran suicides. Veterans account for one of every five suicides, according to the Pharmacist, stating: “Although all patients on antidepressants should be monitored for suicidal ideation when titrating, younger veterans (18-24 years) in particular should also be monitored closely after initiation.” [5]

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie recently told Congress that the VA is stepping up efforts to prevent veteran suicides. He highlighted the problem of firearm-related suicides, which he said accounted for 70 percent of veteran suicides. [6] What he didn’t discuss was the increasing prescribing of psychotropic drugs to veterans and how many of those committing suicide by firearm were taking and withdrawing from the psychotropic drugs.

CCHR’s report, “Psychiatric Drugs Create Violence & Suicide: Schools Shootings and Other Acts of Violence,” addresses both issues. Of 409 official psychiatric drug agency warnings, 49 warn of self-harm, suicide or suicidal ideation, 27 warn of violence, mania, psychosis, hostility, aggression and homicidal ideation, and 17 addiction and withdrawal effects. [7] To view CCHR's Psychiatric Drug Side Effects Search Engine, click here. The report cites numerous cases of veterans that while taking or withdrawing from psychotropic drugs, committed senseless acts of violence, including the Washington DC Navy Yard shooter, the Fort Hood gunman and the killer of former Navy S.E.A.L, Chris Kyle. [8]

Constitutional attorney Jonathan Emord is also calling on the Trump administration to launch a probe into possible links between psychiatric drugs and the epidemic of school shootings. The attorney notes that psychiatric drugs are known to produce dangerous side effects that include thoughts of and/or tendencies towards suicide and, importantly, violence. As such, “shouldn’t we expect aberrant behavior to be cropping up all over the nation?” Emord asked. [11]

CCHR points to the recently passed Whole Veteran Act as a step in the right direction as it would require the VA to study alternative health services for veterans. As co-sponsor of the law, Rep. Conor Lamb, D-Mt, said, “It turns out that not all doctors think that the best way to deal with chronic pain or [post-traumatic stress disorder] or depression is to simply hand out more pills.” In the right combination, holistic treatments can be safer and more affordable than traditional medicine, he said. [12]

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information visit, www.cchrflorida.org

Sources: https://www.cchrflorida.org/cchr-says-federal-and-state-investigations-needed-into-soaring-psychotropic-drug-use-suicides-and-violence/

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U.S. House Passes Appropriations Package Cracking Down on Animal Cruelty, Trophy Hunting of Threatened Species

Cecil the lion killed in Zimbabwe by American dentist

Cockfighting Match

Cockfighting Ring

House approves Interior and Agriculture spending bills free of anti-animal riders, bars horse slaughter plants from operating, directs USDA to restore database

Without enforcement, our laws are nothing but words.”

— Holly Gann, director of federal affairs at Animal Wellness Action

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The passage of a multi-agency spending bill that includes funding for the Agriculture, Interior, and Justice departments improved substantially after lawmakers passed three pro-animal amendments on the floor that upgrade enforcement of anti-cruelty laws and strengthen protections for foreign-listed species under the Endangered Species Act. Those provisions strengthened an already strong bill that came out of their committees with a number of other pro-animal provisions.

“Congress has made great strides to improve our animal welfare laws and rid this country of heartless cruelty toward animals, yet there are currently insufficient resources to ensure that these laws are adequately enforced,” said Congresswoman Haley Stevens, who led the fight to pass an amendment on the CJS spending bill to upgrade anti-cruelty enforcement.

Her amendment, which passed by a vote of 381-50, instructs the Department of Justice to use $2 million from the Legal Activities account to enforce animal welfare crimes, and was cosponsored by Matt Gaetz (R-FL), Joe Neguse (D-CO), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Ben McAdams (D-UT), Peter King (R-NY), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Vern Buchanan (R-FL), and Cindy Axne (D-IA). The DOJ and USDA are obligated to enforce federal anti-cruelty laws – including the federal animal fighting laws, the Horse Protection Act, the Crush Video law, and the Animal Welfare Act– and a lack of vigorous enforcement puts vulnerable animals and communities at risk.

A separate amendment, which passed by a voice vote on the Agriculture spending bill, provides $1 million for the enforcement of the animal fighting law through the USDA’s Office of Inspector General. “I was honored to lead this bipartisan, commonsense amendment to secure funds for USDA investigations of animal fighting," said Congressman Joe Neguse, who offered the amendment. “Enforcement by USDA’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), which is responsible for investigating these crimes, has badly lagged.”

That amendment was cosponsored by Peter King (R-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Roger Marshall (R-KS), Ben McAdams (D-UT), Madeleine Dean (D-PA), Steve Cohen (D-TN), and Ron Estes (R-KS). The Congress has upgraded the federal law against animal fighting (7 U.S.C. § 2156 and 18 U.S.C. § 49) five times in the last two decades, and this amendment signals to USDA that it should aggressively crack down on dogfighting and cockfighting, including in the U.S. territories.

A third amendment, led by Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL) and backed by Jared Huffman (D-CA), Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), and Ted Lieu (D-CA), bars Interior Department funding for imports of sport-hunted elephant and lion trophies from Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. “These magnificent creatures are on the verge of extinction,” said Congressman Vern Buchanan, whose amendment passed by a vote of 239 – 193. “The last thing we should be doing is making it easy to slaughter these animals and bring their stuffed heads back into the U.S. as “trophies. Once a species is extinct it’s gone forever.”

“Without enforcement, our laws are nothing but words,” said Holly Gann, director of federal affairs at Animal Wellness Foundation. “The United States Department of Agriculture must vigorously enforce the animal fighting law, and we encourage the Department of Justice to establish an Animal Cruelty Crimes unit with personnel focused solely on these issues to allow for efficient and effective enforcement.”

AWA also applauded a provision, included by the Agriculture Appropriations subcommittee, to restore a searchable database that include Animal Welfare Act inspection reports and Horse Protection Act violation notices.

Unlike prior Interior spending bills, there are no anti-environmental riders related to wolves or predator killing in Alaska. The agriculture bill contains a number of other pro-animal provisions, including a ban on USDA spending to inspect any U.S.-based horse slaughter plants. There is some confusing language on the management of wild horses, and Animal Wellness will be closely examining that issue as the focus on these spending measures turns to the Senate.
The passage of the pro-animal floor amendments comes on the heels of the announcement made earlier this week by Animal Wellness Action and the Animal Wellness Foundation regarding the establishment of the Animal Wellness National Law Enforcement Council (NLEC) co-chaired by former Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson, and former Oregon District Attorney Josh Marquis.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Lawyer Gary Mazin Wins Crucial Appeal in Landmark Car Accident Case

Ontario personal injury lawyer Gary Mazin won a significant appeal Friday, June 21 in Mary Shuttleworth v. Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA, June 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Ontario injury lawyer Gary Mazin secured a notable victory for a client who was catastrophically injured in a car accident seven years ago with a successful appeal on June 21, 2019. The Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld the landmark decision of Mary Shuttleworth v. LAT, an appeal that had found that the client’s injuries did meet the 55% threshold for catastrophic injuries in Ontario. This dismisses the LAT’s appeal of the Divisional Court’s assertion that LAT’s decision-making process in Mazin’s client’s case created a reasonable apprehension of lack of independence. The client will now be able to receive up to $1 million in damages for her severe head and back injuries sustained in a head-on collision in 2012.

In April 2017, an adjudicator of the License Appeal Tribunal (LAT), which is part of the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunal of Ontario (SLASTO), a government body of tribunals that resolves disputes concerning compensation claims, held that Mazin’s client’s injuries were at 51%, short of the 55% impairment threshold required to qualify as catastrophic.
While that was a disappointing blow to Mazin’s client’s case, as she was not able to recover the compensation she deserved, it certainly was not the end.

A turning point occurred when Gary Mazin got an anonymous tip in the mail. This note from a whistleblower claimed that the LAT adjudicator did not make a decision independently, as required by law. The adjudicator initially sided with Mazin’s client, but she was pressured to rule in favor of the insurance company. Her initial finding was changed by the executive chair of SLASTO.

Mazin filed an access request and found that LAT had a process imposed where the legal department would send the LAT executive chair certain rulings to review. Emails confirmed that the chair had reviewed Mazin’s client’s decision, and a LAT adjudicator told the executive director that she was “revising it.”

Gary Mazin then brought an application for judicial review of the ruling, arguing that it was not made by an independent decision-maker. The Divisional Court held that a peer-review process alone did not create a lack of independence. The Divisional Court decision was appealed in Shuttleworth v. LAT in June 2018, when it was found that the LAT had not handled the case consistently in regard to its decisions being independent. Because of that ruling, Mazin’s client received a second review of her injuries with a different LAT adjudicator. On Friday, the Court of Appeal for Ontario upheld Mary Shuttleworth v. LAT decision, proving that she was catastrophically injured.

The entire team at Mazin & Associates are very pleased with the result for our client and want to help those in Ontario struggling with similar cases. If you have been injured in a car accident in Ontario due to another driver’s negligence, reach out to the experienced accident lawyers at Mazin and Associates today. Call us today at (416) 625-2122 to learn how we can help.

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RESTRUCTURE AMERICA, INC. – BOOK NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON

SIMPLE SOLUTIONS TO COMPLEX PROBLEMS, A BUSINESS PLAN FOR CONGRESS AND VOTERS

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, USA, June 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — The publisher is proud to announce the release of RESTRUCTURE AMERICA, Inc. as an eBook on Amazon. A link is below.

The book is designed as a one-sitting read of pertinent information for the upcoming elections.

Both young and new voters, as well as seniors, will find the easily comprehensible explanations from the book's Table of Contents, such as, Increasing Revenues through a National Defense Contribution; Adjustment of the Social Security Cap; Controlling the Military-Industrial Complex costs; Improving the National Management by Increasing the Size of Congress and other "SIMPLE SOLUTIONS TO COMPLEX PROBLEMS".

Restructure America, Inc. shows that government is a business of the people, so it is in the form of a Business Plan.

Readers, especially the younger techy generation, will be fascinated by the BRICS association of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, an association which is rapidly moving toward domination of world manufacturing. For example, the BRICS countries already dwarf the USA in terms of Internet Users. The quantum jump that South Korea has made in the last 3 decades to become a world economic power is also unrecognized by most Americans.

Healthcare in the USA is now far behind most of the industrialized world, Americans spend twice as much as any other country on Healthcare and the USA ranks only #51 in longevity.

Seniors, especially, need to know how their healthcare and pensions can be easily improved and younger people can learn about relief from student debt and employment opportunities.

RESTRUCTURE AMERICA, INC. BY CHARLES WYLIE KELLY will enlighten virtually all Americans, including Congresspeople.
The link to Amazon is: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/BO7TH7M9TP?ref=aw_sitb_digital-text

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Animal Wellness Launches Ad Campaign Urging the President to Direct Interior Dept. Not to Strip Protections for Wolves

Wolves on the open range

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The Interior Dept has proposed to de-list wolves across the West and Midwest – an administrative act that would trigger killing of more than 1,000 wolves a year

Since 1900, it’s been a one-sided war between humans and wolves. Humans have killed more than 100,000 wolves, and healthy wolves have not killed a single person.”

— Leslie Alexander, co-author of the published letter to President Trump

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 25, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today, Animal Wellness Action, the Animal Wellness Foundation, and the Center for a Humane Economy released a full-page ad in today’s print edition of The New York Times, calling on President Trump to show "mercy for wolves" and prevent a half dozen states from opening trophy hunting and trapping seasons by maintaining their status as “threatened” or “endangered” across much of their range in the contiguous states.

“Since 1900, it’s been a one-sided war between humans and wolves,” said Leslie Alexander, co-author of the published letter to President Trump and the financial supporter of today’s advertisement. “Humans have killed more than 100,000 wolves, and healthy wolves have not killed a single person. “

“We’ve got to stop the hysteria and hating and begin to understand that wolves bring a range of benefits to the regions they inhabit,” added Wayne Pacelle, co-author of the letter and founder of Animal Wellness Action. “It’s too soon and too risky to unleash trophy hunters and trappers to kill them, and it’s self-defeating because wolves, through their natural behavior, improve the health of ecosystems, reduce crop and timber losses by controlling prey populations, reduce the frequency of deer-auto collisions, and act as a bulwark against the spread of wildlife diseases."

Gray wolves, virtually eradicated from the lower 48 states in the latter part of the 19th century and early part of 20th, have had a slow walk back from near extirpation. For decades, federal, state, and local governments offered bounties on wolves and also executed their own government-sponsored predator-killing operations – a slaughter that stands alongside the massacre of bison as among the most wanton chapters in the history of American wildlife management.

With wolves holding on only in the northern tier Minnesota by the early 1970s, the federal government established protections for gray wolves under the Endangered Species Act, and in the decades since, they have only slowly increased in number and reclaimed a fraction of their original range. Just more than 5,000 wolves survive in the contiguous states, and they face a range of threats, including poaching, mistaken identify killing, habitat loss and fragmentation, disease, intra-specific aggression, and other threats.

"Wolves feel pain just like dogs do," noted Mr. Alexander. "Killing these family-oriented animals just for trophies or snaring them or catching them in a steel-jawed leghold trap is deeply disturbing to me and so many other animal lovers."

Citizens can go to the Animal Wellness Action website at www.animalwellnessaction.org/wolves and send a letter to President Trump and to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt.

The ad campaign will continue at least until the public comment period on the wolf de-listing proposal ends on July 15th.

The Animal Wellness Foundation (Foundation) is a Los Angeles-based private charitable organization with a mission of helping animals by making veterinary care available to everyone with a pet, regardless of economic ability. We organize rescue efforts and medical services for dogs and cats in need and help homeless pets find a loving caregiver. We are advocates for getting veterinarians to the front lines of the animal welfare movement; promoting responsible pet ownership; and vaccinating animals against infectious diseases such as distemper. We also support policies that prevent animal cruelty and that alleviate suffering. We believe helping animals helps us all.

Animal Wellness Action (Action) is a Washington, D.C.-based 501(c)(4) organization with a mission of helping animals by promoting legal standards forbidding cruelty. We champion causes that alleviate the suffering of companion animals, farm animals, and wildlife. We advocate for policies to stop dogfighting and cockfighting and other forms of malicious cruelty and to confront factory farming and other systemic forms of animal exploitation. To prevent cruelty, we promote enacting good public policies and we work to enforce those policies. To enact good laws, we must elect good lawmakers, and that’s why we remind voters which candidates care about our issues and which ones don’t. We believe helping animals helps us all.

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Desert Storm: Intersecting with today's Middle East

National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial

A Report to America- The Building of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial

WASHINGTON, DC, USA, June 24, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 24, 2019

“Report to America: The Building of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial 2011-2019” to be released

Insights on Operation Desert Storm: Intersecting with today’s Middle East / Iran

Washington, D.C. – CEO and President Scott C. Stump will present the report to the public on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Following the report release, a panel of experts will hold a conversation on how Operation Desert Storm intersects with today’s Middle East with former White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater.

LOCATION: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.
DATE: Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at 9:30 AM ET
MEDIA RSVP: KimFuller924@gmail.com or 202-590-3572
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC: All public wishing to attend must respond to Emily.Pease@ndswm.org by June 24 5:00 pm
For event questions contact: Tracy Presock Key (703) 318-7410

Stump will highlight the nine-year journey of obtaining Congressional approval and the prominent site selection to honor the men and women who bravely fought for the freedom of Kuwait and defended Saudi Arabia and the coalition of nations that would not look the other way when Iraq advanced. The Memorial is approved for construction at Constitution Avenue and 23rd Street, N.W. near the Lincoln Memorial and the Vietnam Veterans memorial. This prime location ensures millions of visitors will learn of the importance of this conflict for generations to come.

The featured panel speakers will speak on the successes of Operation Desert Storm and Desert Shield and several are noted experts on the region and military techniques today.

PROGRAM

Mr. Scott C. Stump, President & CEO of the National Desert Storm War Memorial Association

Panel:

MODERATOR: Ms. Kathleen Koch, former CNN Correspondent, Pentagon / White House

• Mr. Joe Davis, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars
• Lt. General (Ret.) David Deptula–U.S. Air Force, principal air strike planner during Operation Desert Storm
• The Honorable Marlin Fitzwater – Spokesman for the White House during Operation Desert Storm
• Ambassador (Ret.) Skip Gnehm, Ambassador from the U.S. to Kuwait following the liberation of Kuwait in 1991

The National Desert Storm War Memorial Association is a federally 501(c)3 dedicated to the building of the National Desert Storm and Desert Shield Memorial.
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Brady Bunte – Bernie Trifoso WWII Veteran D-Day survivor.

Brady Bunte with World War II Veteran Bernie Trifoso

Brady Bunte – Bernie Trifoso WWII Veteran D-Day survivor.

He told Brady Bunte that he couldn’t believe 75 years had passed since the Normandy invasion.”

— Brady Bunte

LOS ANGELES, CA, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Brady BunteBernie Trifoso WWII Veteran D-Day survivor.

Brady Bunte says that it was a great honor it was to meet Mr. Bernie Trifoso a World War II Veteran / D-Day survivor. At age 95, a Laguna Niguel, California resident, and just 10 days ago marked the 75th anniversary of D-Day World War II and Bernie is one of the last survivors who served not only in this historical war but 2 more following it. He is sharp as a tack and carries a smart phone that he took out and took pictures of himself and Brady Bunte.

For Bernie and many in his generation, wartime memories have been locked away for many years and few soldiers ever talk about it, but a few years ago Bernie started sharing his wartime experience and the stories began to spill out.

D-Day marks one of the most famous military actions in history and is widely credited with ending World War II.

At 19 years of age Bernie enlisted in the Coast Guard. Service to the country was something that came natural for his family, all of his brothers served in World War II and miraculously all four retuned home safely. He attended Columbia University and Bernie has shown great patriotism for his county. He told Brady Bunte that he couldn’t believe 75 years had passed since the Normandy invasion. “It seemed like it was yesterday” Trifoso said.

Bernie earned 2 bronze stars for bravery and is proud to have served his country. And he spoke lovingly of taking his wife back to Normandy to share his wartime memories. Sadly, today she has Alzheimer's and was not there when we interviewed him. He calls her "the love of his life."
Trifoso asked that we remember those "who bravely sacrificed so that we could enjoy our lives." By Brady Bunte.

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Congressional Men’s Health Caucus Briefing Sheds Light on State of Men and Women’s Health

June is Men’s Health Month

Despite Years of Progress, Male Life Expectancy Declines for the 3rd Year, Increase of Suicide and Drug Overdose to Blame

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, June 21, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — WASHINGTON – The Congressional Men’s Health Caucus in partnership with Men’s Health Network joined a coalition of representatives from leading health, advocacy, and government organizations to hold a briefing on Capitol Hill June 19 to discuss health outcomes for men and women.

The briefing comes just one week until the end of Men’s Health Month, an annual awareness period solely dedicated to education and activities on the health and wellness of men and boys, and following the 25th year of National Men’s Health Week (June 10-16), a special awareness period recognized by Congress.

Speakers at the briefing—including representatives from PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Center), the National Black Men’s Health Network, HealthyWomen, the Office of Population Affairs, and the National Center for Health Statistics—outlined health outcomes for men and women over the last 25 years. The average life expectancy of males and females in the U.S. has increased substantially over the last century. However, life expectancy declined between 2014-2015 for both males and females and has continued to decline for males since then.

“Often times we may find ourselves guilty of letting our health go. It becomes something that is put to the back of our minds. However, I am a firm believer in the progress and the promise of a better tomorrow. We have some of the best and brightest minds working to find cures for even the most complex ailments,” said Congressman Donald Payne Jr. (D-NJ) co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus. “Our screening processes today are quicker and less evasive than ever before, able to catch disease early. Equally important is what we do. Our personal health starts with us. Healthy living is not simply a one-time commitment; it is the formation of habits that require a conscious effort one day at a time.”

“The health of families—men, women, and children—is the backbone to any community, which is why these discussions that include legislators, policymakers, and advocates are so crucial to the health and wellness of our nation,” said Ana Fadich Tomsic, Vice President of Men’s Health Network. “I’m glad that as we close out Men’s Health Month and the 25th year of Men’s Health Week, that the topic of health for men and boys remains relevant and continues to push toward stronger outcomes.”

“Being healthy is not something that happens overnight, it’s something that we have to work at every single day,” said Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), co-chair of the Congressional Men’s Health Caucus. “Whether it is making the bed, eating right, or getting in a full workout every morning, we have to make sure each and every day that we are doing what we can to take care of ourselves. The little successes we experience every day add up to living a healthy, disciplined life. As we approach the end of Men’s Health Month, I would like to thank Men’s Health Network for helping to raise awareness on the importance of health and wellness.”

While heart disease and cancer continue to be the main causes of death for men and women in the U.S., young men, in particular, have seen an increase in deaths due to suicide and drug-overdose, according to data from the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some 66.4 percent of drug overdoses in 2016 were due to opioids; men are more likely to die of an overdose than women.

During the meeting, speakers said that the increase in deaths included unintentional injuries— a broader category that includes unintentional drug poisoning and overdose deaths.

“Life expectancy at birth has been decreasing since 2014 [among males],” said Renee Gindi, a statistician at the National Center for Health Statistics. “We’ve seen significant increases in homicide, suicide, and unintentional injuries …We’re seeing death from all causes increase [in younger age groups]. We’ve seen substantial decreases in the life expectancy of men.”

Representatives for the nonprofit HealthyWomen said even though mortality rates have stabilized for women after a decline in 2015, the health and wellness of women remains fundamental to the health of families.

“Women are the CEOs of their family. As such, we make health care decisions for our family. We also need to be informed,” said Heidi Rosvold-Brenholtz, Senior Vice President for Strategic Engagement & Health Policy at HealthyWomen. “It’s not women’s health, it’s not men’s health, it’s the health of a unit. Two healthy houses make a whole.”

To see a report card on the health of men and women in each state, go to:
www.StateOfMensHealth.com

Men's Health Network (MHN) is an international non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow them on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork. For more information on MHN's ongoing Dialogue on Men's Health series, visit www.dialogueonmenshealth.com

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